Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG
Children aged 12-15
The NHS has been working in collaboration with the health and social care partners to get ready to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to 12-15-year-olds as part of the Government’s winter plans.
Children aged 12-15 at higher risk
Children aged 12-15 who are clinically vulnerable or at higher risk will be contacted to arrange their vaccination. Letters and texts are being sent to invite those eligible to book their vaccine.
People who are eligible can book using the swiftqueue link provided in their letter, or by contacting the booking line, details of which are also included in the letter. People must bring their eligibility letter to the vaccination site to receive their vaccine.
If a person believes they are eligible but have not been contacted, they can contact their GP or hospital consultant to discuss eligibility and provision of an appropriate letter.
Read more on our FAQ page.
Children aged 12-15
All 12-15 year olds will be offered the vaccine through the School Aged Immunisation Team.
In Nottinghamshire, vaccinations in schools will start from Wednesday 22 September, with the roll out being delivered by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s specialist School Aged Immunisation Team.
The team are already a regular fixture in schools across Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw delivering flu and HPV vaccinations. Using a team that children and teachers are familiar with, and who have specialist training in delivering vaccines to children, will give parents, carers, school staff and, most importantly, children a consistent and friendly face that can offer expert advice.
Schools will be visited in turn, with the dates of the visits confirmed about a week in advance – parents will be contacted prior to the team visiting their child’s school. Parents will also be asked to provide consent for their child to receive the vaccination, either through an online or a paper form. Parents or guardians do not need to contact their local GP or other NHS services, nor make an appointment through the National Booking Service.
At this time, current Government advice is that 12-15-year-olds should be offered a first dose only, which will be of the Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine, the only vaccine currently authorised for those aged 12-15.
The vaccine is safe, quick and effective. It does not give people the COVID-19 virus and does not contain any animal products. Children do not need to be registered with a GP or have an NHS number to be vaccinated.